Europe’s LEED Community Reunion

26-28 April 2023 | BARCELONA


The second edition of the GBCI Europe Circle heads south to Catalonia and the shores of the Mediterranean. The 2023 theme, “To Neutrality & Beyond”, focuses on Europe’s race to neutrality and a “positive” future for our built environment.


We have purposefully designed Circle to blur the line between retreat and conference to create an energetic space for you to connect, learn and discover – a blend of familiar faces and cutting-edge ideas.

LEED unites many who attend – property owners, investors, architects, entrepreneurs, engineers, consultants and more – but experience with LEED is not required, nor is our content exclusively about LEED. We discuss the topics most important to those building green in Europe, those transforming our built environment for the next generations.

The inaugural edition of GBCI Europe Circle was hosted in Munich last May. It sold out quickly, attracting 120 professionals from 21 countries. Circle 2022 set a high bar, indeed, but we are planning for Circle 2023 in Barcelona to be even better. Come for the program and revel in the camaraderie, all backdropped by one of Europe’s most dynamic LEED metro markets.


Head of Europe, Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI)



Antoni Ballabriga, BBVA, Global Head of Responsible Business
Chris Pyke, U.S. Green Building Council, Senior Vice President
Deb Cloutier, RE Tech Advisors, Founder & President
Don Anderson, GBCI, Board of Directors
Emmanuel Pauwels, Green Living Projects, Founder
Filip Elland, Castellum, Chief Sustainability Officer
Gonzalo Anguito, FSC España, Executive Director
Ingemar Hunold, EnviroSustain, Partner
Leyre Echevarria Icaza, CBRE España, Director ESG 
Michael Scharpf, Concrete Sustainability Council, Vice-Chair
Monica Chao Janeiro, Women Action Sustainability, Founder & President
Nicolás Bermejo Presa, Saint-Gobain Solutions, Sustainability Director
Philippe Raffin, Schneider Electric, Head of Product – EcoStruxxure
Vicente Guallart, Valldaura Labs, Founder
Vincent Briard, Knauf Insulation, Group Sustainability Director
More speaker announcements coming soon!

Artur Garcia, Zero Consulting, CEO
Charlie Cichetti, Green Building Education Services (GBES), CEO
Emmanuel Pauwels, Green Living Projects, Founder
Joseph Marfi, Turner Construction / Hochtief A.G., Senior Sustainability Specialist
Michael Scharpf, Concrete Sustainability Council, Vice Chair
Norbert Szircsák, Colliers – Hungary, Head of ESG Strategic Advisory
Olga Itsiou, Dimand S.A., Chief Operating Officer
Paola Moschini, Macro Design Studio, CEO
Patricia Abrudan, JG Ingenieros S.A., Director of Sustainable Development Consulting
Patrizia Laplana, Asla Green Solutions, Founder & Managing Director
Thorsten Huff, CBRE Germany, Head of ESG – Sustainability Services 


Technical Workshop

Venue: Ca l’Alier

Time: 1300-1630


Venue: Ca l’Alier

Time: 1830-2230


Venue: Sant Pau Recinte Modernista – Pau Gil Auditorium

*To Neutrality & Beyond*

0900: Welcome – GBCI
0910: Welcome – Barcelona
0920: NEUTRALITY-Keynote
0945: NEUTRALITY-1 “Investors”
1030: NEUTRALITY-2 “Acceleration”
1115: Break
1145: NEUTRALITY-3 “Scale”
1230: NEUTRALITY-4: “Materials”
1315: Lunch+
1445: BEYOND-1 “Vision”
1505: BEYOND-2 “Practice”
1525: BEYOND-3 “Social”
1545: BEYOND-4 “Model”
1605: BEYOND-Q&A
1615: BEYOND-Keynote “Mindset”
1645: Coda

#DiscoverLEED Building Tour

Venue: Platinum-BCN

Time: 0900-1000

Limited Capacity: 60 people (register early)

#DiscoverLEED Neighborhood Tour

Venue: [email protected] Innovation District, departing from Platinum-BCN

Time: 1000-1230

Limited Capacity: 100 people (register early)

Ca l’Alier


Sant Pau


Sant Pau


26-28 April 2023 | GBCI Europe Circle 2023